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RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

ICU nurse’s rainbow mural honours colleagues’ work during COVID-19’s first wave

Mural incorporates names of staff at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s ICU

Chancellor’s spending review denies nurses early pay rise

RCN general secretary says Rishi Sunak has failed key workers he applauded earlier this year

Picture shows a cyclist carrying a rucksack labelled Uber Eats

Uber offers free Christmas rides and meals for NHS staff

‘Helping hand’ for health and social care staff across the UK valid at Uber and Uber Eats

Student attrition: why do nursing students leave their course before completion?

Call for strategy to get to grips with reasons for leaving and help tackle nurse vacancies

COVID-19: tributes paid to nurse who died a year after leaving Caribbean to join NHS

Medway NHS Foundation Trust staff nurse Hannah Jackson died after contracting COVID-19

Evidence and Practice

Assessment and management of metastatic bone cancer in emergency departments

Assessment and management of metastatic bone cancer in emergency departments

The knowledge and skills required to care for patients with cancer

Improving the treatment of patients with dual diagnosis in emergency departments

Improving the treatment of patients with dual diagnosis in emergency departments

Care of patients who present with symptoms arising from a combination of severe mental...

Emotional labour

Insights into nurses’ precarious emotional labour in the emergency department

Service demands such as four-hour wait targets add a further layer of complexity and pressure

Expanding the emergency nurse role to meet demand: nurse and physician perspectives

Attitudes towards an expanded role for registered nurses in the emergency department

Analysing ambulance data to ascertain the prevalence and demographics of individuals who have died by suicide

Analysing ambulance data to ascertain the prevalence and demographics of individuals...

Service evaluation data collected by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust

Management of cardiac arrest following blunt trauma: a critical evaluation of resuscitative thoracotomy

Management of cardiac arrest following blunt trauma

A critical evaluation of resuscitative thoracotomy

Features

COVID-19 and sepsis: what do the similarities mean for nurses and patients?

As with sepsis, for many people, the after-effects of COVID-19 will require long-term support

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

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Ana Waddington

RCN Nurse of the Year 2020: using CPR sessions to tackle the youth knife crime epidemic

Ana Waddington’s programme engages both vulnerable young people and healthcare staff

Healthcare projects on an overseas placement: how one student’s plan generated a team...

RCNi Nursing Student Award winner’s networking and persistence got a clinic up and running

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

Opinion

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

Why the ICU nursing shortage can be ignored no longer

COVID-19 second wave will challenge depleted workforce, no matter how many new beds there are

Frail older man lying on bed. Older people with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the emergency department

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Students

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Nathan Harrison

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Careers

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

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